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We are such a Halloween family. In fact, I just ran to see the proof that we wrote it in our wedding vows – “We promise to create a home that is a place of comfort, health, passion and dreams for us and our children. Our home will be known for love and camaraderie, playfulness and silliness, and will always be the most popular house on Halloween.” Not bad, eh?
Cassidy is full of ideas, energy and costume making. If you want to be thoroughly impressed, click HERE. I had an entire childhood filled with holiday cheer. My parents always have and always will make Halloween very special. We had a ritual every year – we’d eat “Halloweenies” for dinner, which were hot dogs stuffed with cheese. Next we’d go trick-or-treating, then come back to give out candy to all the cute kids, and finally dump our pillowcases on the floor and do candy trades.
Now that I have a family of my own, and as indicated above with the photos, Halloween is still a VERY big deal to us. In fact, I have so much fun preparing for this wonderful holiday with Nestlé.
Leading up to the holiday, we do a pumpkin picking, pumpkin stew, a jumping pillow, a corn maze, a cow train, apple picking and photos every October. Sometimes.. mostly.. we even do such things in costume, like the jumping pillow at Rolling Acres!
To prepare, I go to Walmart, which is completely decked out for Halloween right now, to pick out three things: 1. An enjoyable and easy dinner for the kids. 2. A treat dessert. 3. Candy for trick-or-treaters!
1. We get into costume, early! If Halloween falls on a weekday, Scarlet wears her costume to school and then has a school parade! Cassidy comes home and we all get ready together. Then we walk the streets in broad daylight.
2. We have an enjoyable and easy dinner. For the kids, it’s Stouffer’s® Family Size Entrées – like macaroni and cheese. I know it’s something they love, that will also fill them up for the night we have planned after dinner.
3. We go trick-or-treating around town and attend our town’s Rag Shag Parade. This is VERY fun.
4. We come back home for a Halloween dessert. And yes, even despite the candy. It’s tradition! This year I bought Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough and I’m adding a pumpkin pie spice cookie butter for the kids to dip the cookies in!
Scarlet really loves Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough Apple Harvest so I will make those as well as the chocolate chip for Halloween! See the yummy pieces of apple? They smell incredibly good while they’re baking.
5. After dessert, we dump out all our candy and check out the inventory. This is also a great time to answer the door to trick-or-treaters and give them candy out of our big bowl of NESTLÉ® Jumbo Assorted Fun Size Candy.